Traffic in Santa Clara County is a mess. The County needs to do what it can on the roads it controls, like Capitol Expressway and Montague Expressway. This includes extending carpool lanes, improving light timing, and expanding rideshare programs.
Additionally, the County should seek State and Federal dollars to help with road expansion and improvements.
The County must partner with cities to create complete neighborhoods that serve neighbors’ needs, to encourage people to get out of their cars, and to locate housing next to jobs and jobs next to housing. Such changes will reduce vehicle miles traveled, auto-emissions, and improve public health.